Monday, July 7, 2014

Chutzpah

The only reason I can discern from Speaker John Boehner’s piece explaining his reasons for suing President Obama is that the president has violated the strict code that heretofore no president has ever done in such a way before.

It’s not that he’s issued an inordinate number of executive orders as compared to his predecessors; it’s not that he’s issued signing statements stating his objections to various laws passed by Congress as opposed to his immediate predecessor; it’s not that he’s gone to the full extent of the law allowable to put in place; it’s not that he’s speaking out while Congress has done nothing about anything such as pass immigration reform, addressed climate change, consider raising the minimum wage, or done anything of a nature that reflects serious dedication to their job.

It’s that the president has taken all these actions while being black, and the Republicans and their base of knuckle-dragging mouth-breathing Jesus-shouters cannot allow that.

If you can think of any other plausible reason, we’d all love to hear it.

It takes a hell of a lot of chutzpah for Speaker Boehner to blame President Obama for his party and his House majority for not doing their job and taking him to court over it, firm in the confidence that he will win and relying on the institutions that were once considered journalistic outlets to get away with it.

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